Last updated : Friday, 08 December 2023

What is the Masters League?

The Masters League is an amateur football league for players over the age of 35. It was founded in 1980 and currently has over 100 teams in the United States and Canada. The league's mission is to provide a fun and competitive environment for players of all skill levels to continue playing the game they love.

The Masters League has divisions for both men and women, and players can compete in a variety of positions, including offense, defense, and special teams. The season runs from May to September, and teams typically play 10-12 games.

Masters League action

To learn more about the Masters League, visit the league's website:

Rules and regulations

The Masters League follows the rules and regulations of the National Football League (NFL). However, there are some modifications to the rules to accommodate the older players. For example, there is no kickoff, and the game clock stops after every first down.

Masters League match

The league also has a mandatory concussion protocol that all players must follow. This protocol includes a series of tests that must be passed before a player can return to the game.

To learn more about the rules and regulations of the Masters League, visit the league's website:

Benefits of playing in the Masters League

  • Stay active and healthy
  • Meet new people
  • Have fun and compete
  • Give back to the community
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The Masters League offers many benefits for players of all ages. Playing in the league can help you stay active and healthy, meet new people, have fun, and compete. The league also gives back to the community by providing scholarships to players and supporting local charities.


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